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The Resource An Atmospherics of the city : Baudelaire and the poetics of noise, Ross Chambers

An Atmospherics of the city : Baudelaire and the poetics of noise, Ross Chambers

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An Atmospherics of the city : Baudelaire and the poetics of noise
Title
An Atmospherics of the city
Title remainder
Baudelaire and the poetics of noise
Statement of responsibility
Ross Chambers
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An Atmospherics of the City traces Charles Baudelaire's evolution from a writer who practices a form of fetishizing aesthetics in which poetry works to beautify the ordinary to one who perceives background noise and disorder--the city's version of a transcendent atmosphere--as evidence of the malign work of a transcendent god of time, history, and ultimate destruction"--
  • "What happens to poetic beauty when history turns the poet from one who contemplates natural beauty and the sublime to one who attempts to reconcile the practice of art with the hustle and noise of the city? An Atmospherics of the City traces Charles Baudelaire's evolution from a writer who practices a form of fetishizing aesthetics in which poetry works to beautify the ordinary to one who perceives background noise and disorder-the city's version of a transcendent atmosphere-as evidence of the malign work of a transcendent god of time, history, and ultimate destruction. Analyzing this shift, particularly as evidenced in Tableaux parisiens and Le Spleen de Paris, Ross Chambers shows how Baudelaire's disenchantment with the politics of his day and the coincident rise of overpopulation, poverty, and Haussmann's modernization of Paris influenced the poet's work to conceive a poetry of allegory, one with the power to alert and disalienate its otherwise inattentive reader whose senses have long been dulled by the din of his environment. Providing a completely new and original understanding of both Baudelaire's ethics and his aesthetics, Chambers reveals how the shift from themes of the supernatural in Baudelaire to ones of alienation allowed a new way for him to articulate and for his fellow Parisians to comprehend the rapidly changing conditions of the city and, in the process, to invent a "modern beauty" from the realm of suffering and the abject as they embodied forms of urban experience"--
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Chambers, Ross
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Verbal Arts: Studies in Poetics
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  • Baudelaire, Charles
  • Baudelaire, Charles
  • City and town life in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • POETRY
  • City and town life in literature
Label
An Atmospherics of the city : Baudelaire and the poetics of noise, Ross Chambers
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Publication
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Preface; Part I: Fetish and the Everyday; 1. From the Sublime to the Subliminal: Fetish Aesthetics; 2. The Magic Windowpane; Part II: Allegory, History, and the Weather of Time; 3. Fetishism Becomes Allegory; 4. Daylight Specters: Allegory and the Weather of Time; Part III: Ironic Atmospherics and the Urban Diary; 5. Ironic Encounter: The Poetics of Anonymity; 6. "La forme d'une ville": The Urban Diary; Appendix; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W
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ocn904741178
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823266739
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt13666qb
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904741178
Label
An Atmospherics of the city : Baudelaire and the poetics of noise, Ross Chambers
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Preface; Part I: Fetish and the Everyday; 1. From the Sublime to the Subliminal: Fetish Aesthetics; 2. The Magic Windowpane; Part II: Allegory, History, and the Weather of Time; 3. Fetishism Becomes Allegory; 4. Daylight Specters: Allegory and the Weather of Time; Part III: Ironic Atmospherics and the Urban Diary; 5. Ironic Encounter: The Poetics of Anonymity; 6. "La forme d'une ville": The Urban Diary; Appendix; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W
Control code
ocn904741178
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823266739
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13666qb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904741178

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